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Regardless of one’s views on U.S. immigration policy, the fundamental civil liberties protections of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution protect every person in this country—citizens and non-citizens alike. While the government can legitimately control its borders, the power to exclude and deport people must be exercised fairly and humanely, subject to our constitutional norms and consistent with U.S. obligations under international law.  ACLU-TN works to protect and promote the fair treatment of immigrants in our laws and institutions, and to combat discrimination against them.

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14 06, 2017

Make Nashville Safe for Immigrant Families

2018-02-05T17:47:33+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Tell the Metro Council to protect our immigrant and refugee neighbors by supporting Ordinance BL-739, which would place reasonable limits on how the city will respond to voluntary immigration enforcement requests and allocate local resources to do the federal government's work.

2 06, 2017

Tennessee Groups Take Legal Action Against Efforts to Block Refugee Resettlement

2017-06-02T15:27:18+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU is taking legal action against the state legislature’s efforts to block refugee resettlement on behalf of local groups serving Tennessee refugees.

1 05, 2017

287(g) Marcha y Acción en Knoxville/ 287(g) March and Rally in Knoxville

2017-05-01T15:57:47+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Events|

Monday, May 1, 2017 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST City County Building 400 Main St SW, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 RSVP HERE El Sheriff del Condado de Knox JJ Jones, quiere unirse [...]

29 04, 2017

Day 100: Celebrate #WeThePeople’s incredible defense of liberty in Trump’s first 100 days

2017-04-29T12:39:54+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Celebrate #WeThePeople's incredible defense of civil liberties during Trump's first 100 days Over the past 100 days, we have seen a barrage of attacks on civil liberties at the [...]

26 04, 2017

Day 97: Tell the Knox County mayor and county commission to oppose anti-immigrant 287(g)

2017-04-26T16:26:38+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell the Knox County mayor and county commission to oppose Sheriff J.J. Jones' anti-immigrant 287(g) application Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones has applied for 287(g), an #ICE program deputizing [...]

25 04, 2017

Day 96: The “Constitution is for Everyone” — check out this campaign video

2017-04-25T16:22:58+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   The "Constitution is for Everyone" — check out this campaign video No matter who you are or what language you speak, the Constitution is for all of us. For [...]

15 04, 2017

Day 86: Don’t let Congress fund Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda

2017-04-24T10:00:36+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Don't let Congress fund Trump's anti-immigrant agenda Trump needs billions of dollars from Congress to implement his anti-immigrant agenda. We can’t let Congress use your tax dollars to fund [...]

8 04, 2017

Day 79: Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities

2017-04-07T14:53:14+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the danger 287(g) poses to Tennessee communities WATCH: The Department of Homeland Security is trying to expand 287(g), a program to deputize state and local law enforcement as [...]

6 04, 2017

Day 77: Read “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

2017-04-06T15:32:34+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi For 14 long years, ACLU client Mohamedou Slahi was unlawfully imprisoned by the U.S. government despite never being charged with a crime. [...]